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Discover the benefits of a Mastopexy (breast lift) in Melbourne with our team of specialist plastic surgeons. We focus on restoring breast shape and firmness, providing personalised care and advanced techniques to achieve natural-looking, rejuvenated results.

What is a Mastopexy?

Mastopexy, or breast lift surgery, is a procedure designed to address breast ptosis (breast sagging) by lifting and reshaping sagging breasts. It improves breast shape, firmness and skin elasticity, offering improved breast tissue support for a rejuvenated appearance.

What does a breast lift (mastopexy) operation aim to achieve?

In general, a breast lift procedure aims to:

  • Improve the shape of the breast by removing excess skin and tightening the breast contour.
  • Lift and support the nipples to their normal position at or above the breast crease.
  • In some cases reduce the size of the areola if they have become enlarged over time.

Importantly, the breast lift operation does not change the size of the breasts, merely improves their shape. In some cases, a breast implant may be used along with a breast lift to achieve the best possible aesthetic outcome by adding additional volume.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

A Mastopexy is most commonly performed when the breasts undergo natural changes related to age and after breastfeeding. You may be a suitable candidate if:

  • Your breasts have become flat and deflated
  • Your breasts sag and have lost their shape and firmness
  • Your nipples point downwards or are positioned below the breast crease
  • Your skin has become stretched and loose and the areola area is enlarged

The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for a Mastopexy is to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons, who will be able to advise whether or not you’re suitable for the procedure.

Are There any Risks or Side Effects?

As with any surgical procedure, mastopexy carries some risks, including:

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Changes in breast sensation

Discussing these risks with a qualified specialist plastic surgeon like Dr Lin is essential before deciding to undergo a Mastopexy. See here for more information about the Risks and Complications of Cosmetic Surgery.

Mastopexy (Breast Lift) with Eastern Plastic Surgery

Consultation

During your consultation, Dr Lin will discuss with you what must be considered before undergoing a Mastopexy, including:

  • What is involved in the surgery
  • The likely recovery process
  • The potential problems with the surgery

Mastopexy Procedure

Breast lift procedures are performed under general anaesthesia at an accredited private hospital, the breast lift operation typically takes 2-3 hours. Your safety is our priority, with adherence to the highest surgical standards, including the use of antibiotics and DVT prevention measures. Drain tubes are usually unnecessary. Post-surgery, you will be cared for in the recovery area before transfer to a surgical ward.

Recovery

An overnight hospital stay is generally recommended, though some cases are suitable for day surgery. A supportive garment, like a crop top, aids in comfort and support. Plan for 1-2 weeks off work and avoid heavy lifting or contact sports for 4-6 weeks. Dr Lin will check on the status of your breast lift recovery within a week of discharge and regular post-operative consultations will be scheduled.

Why Choose us for your Breast Lift in Melbourne?

Choose Eastern Plastic Surgery for your breast lift in Melbourne for our experienced specialist plastic surgeons, advanced surgical techniques and commitment to personalised care. We prioritise your safety and satisfaction, ensuring optimal results and a smooth recovery in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Meet Dr Frank Lin

Dr Frank Lin is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and founder of Eastern Plastic Surgery and EST Clinic. Dr Lin’s areas of interest include facial and breast aesthetic surgery, as well as non-surgical aesthetic treatments. Dr Lin currently serves on the executive board of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and the Membership Committee of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) representing Australia.

FAQs

If you have any more questions about having a Mastopexy (Breast Lift) in Melbourne, please don’t hesitate to contact us. In the meantime, you can find FAQs below that may provide the additional information you’re looking for.
What are the different methods available for breast lift (mastopexy) surgery?

Various breast lift techniques offer different benefits, primarily differing in the extent and location of scars. Techniques range from discrete areola scars to those extending to the infra-mammary fold. Dr Lin will assess your breast volume, nipple position and skin quality during a detailed preoperative consultation to determine the best technique for you.
How do I care for the surgical scars following breast reduction surgery?

Scar management is an integral part of the recovery process following any surgery. Physical therapy is the first and arguably the most important step in helping scars mature and fade. As a part of our commitment to the highest quality surgery and after-care, we provide a specialist scar management consultation with our in-house dermal therapist, who will recommend a treatment regimen that is tailored to your individual skin type.
Can I combine breast implants with a breast lift?

Yes, combining breast implants with a breast lift is common. This approach can enhance both breast size and shape, providing comprehensive breast surgery results. Your surgeon will discuss the best options for achieving your desired look.
What techniques are used in performing breast lift procedures?

Breast lift procedures utilise various surgical techniques, including periareolar and vertical incisions. The choice of technique depends on factors such as breast size, skin elasticity and the degree of ptosis. Your surgeon will recommend the most suitable technique for your needs.
How does weight loss affect breast lift results?

Significant weight loss can impact breast lift results, potentially causing changes in breast shape and skin elasticity. It is advisable to reach a stable weight before undergoing a breast lift to ensure long-lasting results.
What is the healing process like after a breast lift?

The healing process involves wearing supportive garments, managing minor discomfort and attending follow-up appointments. Most patients can return to light activities within 1-2 weeks, but complete healing may take several months. Your surgeon will provide detailed post-operative care instructions.
How does a breast lift differ from breast augmentation?

A breast lift focuses on reshaping and lifting the breasts, addressing sagging and improving skin firmness. Breast augmentation involves inserting implants to increase breast size. These procedures can be performed separately or together, depending on your goals.
Will my breast skin be affected during a breast lift?

Yes, a breast lift involves reshaping and tightening the breast skin to enhance breast contour. This procedure addresses sagging and improves overall breast appearance, resulting in firmer breasts.
What is the role of the chest wall in breast lift surgery?

The chest wall provides the underlying support structure for breast tissue. During a breast lift, surgeons consider the chest wall's anatomy to achieve optimal positioning and support for the lifted breasts.
Can a breast lift correct changes caused by weight loss?

Yes, a breast lift can address changes in breast shape and firmness resulting from significant weight loss. This procedure helps restore a more aesthetically pleasing breast contour.
Are there different breast lift techniques for different breast sizes?

Yes, the surgical technique used for a breast lift may vary based on breast size and the extent of ptosis. Your surgeon will assess your specific needs and recommend the most effective breast lift technique to achieve your desired results.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek the opinion of an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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